Thursday evening and this morning, I had the opportunity to act as 2nd Assistant Camera and Art Department for Chronicle Cinema. We made two spec comercials, one stylized regarding sports, another softer for a restaurant. The opportunity to work with follow focus, a Red Epic, a Movi, and other high quality equipment was inspiring and a great opportunity to learn other possibilities. We had a solid crew that acheived excellence efficiently.
Immediately following that shoot, I acted as camera operator for a student documentary about coffee. We met some incredible people and got a chance to hear their stories and shoot their skills. Coffee, as it turns out, can be a highly refined passing of the time, much like wine tasting.
Amidst that coffee, I grabbed a few stills and then found a statue park one street over as golden hour hit. You can observe them below along with a link to Chronicle Cinema's website.
It's been far too long since I picked up my camera. Sometimes, amidst organizing and sanctioning other people's projects, my own creative side gets put on hold. Which is fine, I love helping people think through their own stories. However, whenever I get the chance, I love being able to say something with the simple click of a shutter.
This week, I played with overexposure as a interpretive element to a photograph, golden hour, social themes, and star trails with multiple exposure photography.
Here is the final article I wrote for Local iQ as a part of my summer 2014 internship. I learned a lot about how to structure different types of article, convey information in interesting ways in limited space, and work around limited information.
I'm so thankful for all the people who's lives I was able to enter for a moment and understand. It was a gift to be able to portray they're passion to the world.
This final article was regarding the wonderful, and innovative artists Christo.
I produced our soccer webcast today. My focus was on the opening, halftime, and closing pieces of the show. This meant I coordinated graphics with my interviews, dictated timing of commentators switching head sets, cameras/commentators moving into positions, graphics timing, etc. Since we're a smaller production, the producer is quite literally in charge everything. It was a great experience and I hope to continue to better my skills in it.
Halftime has a special treat, so be sure to at least skip to watch that if you have the time. We continue to hammer out kinks and better our crew, most of which just learned the concept of broadcast last semester. We're all getting better and learning a lot about how to put a quality show together.
I had the privilege of directing soccer for the first time last Friday. We put together our first completely student run webcast 4-camera production. Even after this first match, we are eager to improve and build on the first show. We will be broadcasting games this coming Friday and Saturday as well.